Innovation and entrepreneurship skills are important issues which need to be mastered today to produce an effective 21st century society. Some universities offer degrees or other courses in these subjects, whilst others incorporate these topics in a variety of different degrees. But whatever approach the university takes these topics are quite challenging to teach, and also difficult to research. Courses and modules on these subjects are often quite theoretical and often they neither deliver the practical knowhow required nor do they inspire our students to become innovators or entrepreneurs. Fortunately some good work is being done in this field in various parts of the world and this annual competition highlights such initiatives.
If you are involved in the teaching of innovation and/or entrepreneurship, we invite you to participate in the 5th Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards to showcase new ideas and new approaches for teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education institutions and in the organisational environment.
The final round of the competition will be run alongside the 14th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Kalamata, Greece on the 19 – 20 September 2019.
The 2018 Joint winners of Awards were the initiatives: Innovate21: An Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Methodology for the Development of 21st Century Skills, Paul Flynn, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland and Community Entrepreneurship: An Innovative Approach to Create Change Agents for the Community, Angela Hamouda, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland. You can read these case histories and the other finalists in the 2018 Anthology of Case Histories, available from www.academic-bookshop.com
To enter the competition we ask you in the first instance to submit an abstract of up to 300 words using the online submission form describing the work you wish to draw to our attention to. If your work is suitable we will invite you to submit a case history of no more than 3000 words which will be considered as an entry to the competition. A panel of international adjudicators will evaluate the case histories.
Your full case history submission should be structured around the following headings:
- Introduction to the nature of the teaching/training initiative and its specific objectives
- The infrastructure i.e. people, systems, hardware, software etc. required to launch the initiative
- The challenges that were encountered, how they developed and how they were overcome
- How the initiative was received by the learners and other participants
- The learning outcomes that were achieved and how they were measured and evaluated
- Plans to further develop the initiative.
The judges will consider all submissions received by the closing date and authors of the top rated initiatives will be invited to register and attend the conference in Greece on 19-20 September to present their case histories to the judges and conference participants. Finalists will also have their case histories published in a book and a prize will be awarded to the initiative judged to show the most creative thinking with regards teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Abstract Submission 26 March 2019
Notification of Abstract Acceptance 06 April 2019
Full Case History Submission 16 May 2019
Finalists announced 25 June 2019
If you have any queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ECIE 2018 Aveiro Portugal – Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards Winners
Innovate21: An Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Methodology for the Development of 21st Century Skills
Paul Flynn, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Community Entrepreneurship: An Innovative Approach to Create Change Agents for the Community
Angela Hamouda, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
ECIE 2017 Paris, France, – Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards Winners
Excellence Awards Finalists
Sirhajwan Idek, Keningau Vocational College, Malaysia
Making Sprints Towards the Internet of Things Startu
Dimitry Shaytan, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Joint 3rd Place
Inventing Green: Integrating Sustainability into Innovation and Entrepreneurship Curriculum
Cindy Gilbert, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minnesota, USA
Embedding Entrepreneurial Competencies in the Curriculum
David Gibson, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
ECIE 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland – Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards Winners
New Enterprise Development
Eric Clinton, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland
Joint 2nd Place
Ulla-Maija Seppänen, Kari-Pekka Heikkinen and Blair Stevenson, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Gamification of Entrepreneurship Education Using Design Thinking
Rajiv Basaiawmoit, Aarhus University, Denmark
Joint 3rd Place
The Salesforce Business Systems Innovation Labs: A Storification/Social Media Approach for iGeneration Engagement
Timothy Hill, San Jose State University, USA
Learners Owning Entrepreneurship and Innovating Innovation Management: A Case Study
Tom Schmidt and Christelle Scharff, Pace University, Sara Thermer, Limassol Zok, NYU Tandon School Of Engineering, USA